Linux For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 23, 2020 - Computers - 480 pages

Your step-by-step guide to the latest in Linux

Nine previous editions of this popular benchmark guide can’t be wrong! Whether you’re new to Linux and need a step-by-step guide or are a pro who wants to catch up with recent distributions, Linux For Dummies, 10th Edition has your back. Covering everything from installation to automation, this updated edition focuses on openSUSE and Ubuntu and includes new and refreshed material—as well as chapters on building a web server and creating simple shell scripts.

In his friendly, no-jargon style, IT professional and tech higher education instructor Richard Blum draws on more than 10 years of teaching to show you just why Linux’s open source operating systems are relied on to run a huge proportion of the world’s online infrastructure, servers, supercomputers, and NAS devices—and how you can master them too.

  • Study the thinking behind Linux
  • Choose the right installation approach
  • Pick up the basics—from prepping to desktops
  • Get fancy with music, video, movies, and games

Whatever your Linux needs—work, fun, or just a hobby—this bestselling, evergreen guide will get you up and coding in the open source revolution in no time at all.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
CHAPTER
7
CHAPTER
20
CHAPTER
21
CHAPTER
37
CHAPTER
38
CHAPTER
54
CHAPTER
62
CHAPTER
219
x
231
CHAPTER
251
Messing with Video and Graphics
273
Opening Downloaded Files
293
CHAPTER
305
Clearing the screen CHAPTER
320
CHAPTER
323

A Closer Look at Accessibility Features
80
CHAPTER
83
Exploring Alternative Desktops
101
Working with MATE
107
Getting to Know the Linux Filesystem
121
Using the Filesystem
135
135
153
CHAPTER
187
Putting the X in Text
203
CHAPTER
359
CHAPTER
362
CHAPTER
381
Ten Troubleshooting Tips
421
Common Linux Commands
433
Linux Distributions
443
Index
449
326
459
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About the author (2020)

Richard Blum holds the Linux+ and Security+ certifications and has worked in the IT industry for more than 30 years. He is an online instructor for Linux and programming courses used by colleges and universities across the U.S. With experience as both a systems and network administrator, he has written numerous books on Linux and open source.

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